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Old 21st September 2007, 14:47   #121
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edward, while it does look like an import, I suppose a Kaiser, Im suprised its an RHD. Kaiser was an american company, and Im not sure if they exported dedicated rhd cars. can the Jeep gurus throw some light on this?
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Old 21st September 2007, 15:39   #122
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edward, while it does look like an import, I suppose a Kaiser, Im suprised its an RHD. Kaiser was an american company, and Im not sure if they exported dedicated rhd cars. can the Jeep gurus throw some light on this?
Well I aint a jeep guru for sure! But I read in a mag ocne that several Kaisers had been brought to India by being captured from the pak army in the 1970 Indo-pak war...maybe they were first specially imported to pak by their army hence they were converted to RHD......? I know of a 1970 Jeep here too that had been imported by our Ind. army as a sample but the model was eventually rejected....
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Default M38A1 or Kaiser CJ5

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That JEEP is a M38A1, the CJ5 was the civilian variant of this JEEP.
Evident from
1) Battery box on Firewall
2) Circular Indentation 24V Electrical Socket behind RHS Fender
3) Recessed Headlights

The M38A1s were used by the Indian Army as an RCL JEEP and quite a large number were captured from Pakistan during the 1971 war. The Civillian CJ5s were donated by various UN Aid agencies.

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Old 21st September 2007, 18:50   #124
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Someone pick up that Pune Ford Jeep for Gogi,please.
Karl and me went to the guy to see the jeep. What arka says is true, its a Willy's but the owner says its a ford. Also he wanted an arm and leg for the jeep which we could only laygh at and return. I want one jeep not three!!

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Probably out booking his Azure at the Bentley launch!
Tere muh mein Ghee shakkar!! but nothing of that sort. Just went for the launch!!

@ Egangsta- Ed look at the pic of the gear levers. This is a diesel Jeep. One can see the Diesel Heater next to the ignition key, so that means its been vandalized

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This is a diesel Jeep. One can see the Diesel Heater next to the ignition key, so that means its been vandalized
Yes Gogi the owner has changed the engine.Of the 2 willys that he as, 1 is having the orignal petrol engine and the other a diesel engine.Just waiting for the owner to arrive back in town only then will i get to see his other jeeps.

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Default CORRECTION - WillyMB & Ford GPW Chassis

Guys, I made a mistake
The pics posted by Shreeram (msg#106) are that of a FORD GPW.
It is evident from the Chassis.

The Pics posted by SPEEDY are that of a WILLYS MB, again check the Chassis.

The Ford GPWs had a INVERTED U -CHANNEL member under the radiator.
The WILLYS MB and all other WILLYS JEEPs had a Tubular Cross member under the radiator

[ Retrouver les n°*de série. - Jeep m@g ]

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Old 27th September 2007, 00:45   #127
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Guys, check out these 2 beauties.The Fiat was there for both the recent drives in Pune.. The jeep is in very good condition but rarely used by the owner and he has changed the engine, its has a diesel heart, but here is the saving grace, he hasnt disposed off the orignal petrol engine, has it stored away at his place.

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Guys, I made a mistake
The pics posted by Shreeram (msg#106) are that of a FORD GPW.
It is evident from the Chassis.

The Pics posted by SPEEDY are that of a WILLYS MB, again check the Chassis.

The Ford GPWs had a INVERTED U -CHANNEL member under the radiator.
The WILLYS MB and all other WILLYS JEEPs had a Tubular Cross member under the radiator

[ Retrouver les n°*de série. - Jeep m@g ]

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thank you for admitting your mistake arka. i did check after your post and all three jeeps are willys and not fords. if you want i can take pictures and show it to you too.
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Gogi, next time you are in town, ask us to take you here -

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Kiran, you are actually rubbing salt on my wounds.
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Kiran, you are actually rubbing salt on my wounds.
gogi bhai the ford and willys low bonnet jeeps came with the same side valve engines right. i saw one jeep for 50 grand and the engine looked wrong (not a diesel but petrol engine fitted). the guy did not let me take pictures of the car or the engine. he was behaveing like it was a rolls royce.
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gogi bhai the ford and willys low bonnet jeeps came with the same side valve engines right. i saw one jeep for 50 grand and the engine looked wrong (not a diesel but petrol engine fitted). the guy did not let me take pictures of the car or the engine. he was behaveing like it was a rolls royce.
Thats right. These jeeps (only the MBs) came with the same engine and the only way to recognise them is explained earlier by Arka and Ram. But the later ones (after ford stopped producing-ford made jeeps only for a few years) were all Willy's stamped.
What did you find fishy about the engine?
In the MB (low bonnet) jeep only a side valve engine can fit in, for an OHV will not fit in the low bonnet. The bonnet will have to have a large scoop to fit in the OHV engine. So the engine if it is a petrol one will have to be a side valve.
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Thats right. These jeeps (only the MBs) came with the same engine and the only way to recognise them is explained earlier by Arka and Ram. But the later ones (after ford stopped producing-ford made jeeps only for a few years) were all Willy's stamped.
What did you find fishy about the engine?
In the MB (low bonnet) jeep only a side valve engine can fit in, for an OHV will not fit in the low bonnet. The bonnet will have to have a large scoop to fit in the OHV engine. So the engine if it is a petrol one will have to be a side valve.
it did not look like the engine that is on the other low bonnets. it looked bigger. i feel the guy has done a clever job of cutting the sides cause the engine bay looked bigger and he has fitted discs no drum brakes. i was put off by that as well.
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i wish i could travel back in time here,
new mb/gpw's ready to be driven into the war..

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hey boy zuk...thats a classic picture above anything else.
keep it coming
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